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Five Things To Know About the Seahawks' Week 3 Opponent, The Atlanta Falcons

Get to know this week’s opponent ahead of Seattle’s Week 3 game against the Falcons.

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The Seahawks have home-field advantage for Week 3 as they look to climb back above .500. Here are five things to know about this week's opponent, the Atlanta Falcons

Drizzy Drake

Rookie wideout Drake London is making an impact out of the gate, with 13 receptions for 160 yards and a touchdown in his first two games. Seattle will look to prevent London from joining former Houston Texan Andre Johnson in being the only rookie to achieve at least five receptions and 70 yards in their first three career games.

Cordarrelle To The Crib

Cordarrelle Patterson is listed as a running back for the Atlanta Falcons, but "utility man" may be a better description. Entering year No. 11, Patterson has recorded over 4,400 yards from scrimmage and 7,500 kickoff return yards. The Seahawks will look to prevent Patterson from becoming the NFL's All-Time kickoff return touchdown leader. Patterson currently sits in a three-way tie with former return specialists Josh Cribbs and Seahawks Legend Leon Washington with eight kick-return touchdowns.

Germaine Ifedi: Reunited at Lumen

In the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Seahawks selected Texas A&M tackle Germain Ifedi with the No.31 pick. Ifedi returns to Lumen Field after starting 60 games for the Seahawks between 2016-19.

Not In My House

The Seahawks have been stingy against the run versus the Atlanta Falcons for a very long time - 15 years to be exact. The last time the Atlanta Falcons had a 100-yard rusher versus the Seahawks was Warrick Dunn in 2005 (132). 

In the Seahawks' last matchup against Atlanta in 2020, Seattle won 38-25, holding former Falcons running back Todd Gurley to 56 yards. 

But the past is the past, and Seattle will have to contain the league's No.7 rushing attack (145 yards per game).

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Managing Mariota

Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota may be in his first season with the team, but he's already making an impact. Named team captain, the former Heisman trophy winner is one of three quarterbacks to throw for at least 200 yards and rush for at least 70 yards in a game in 2022.

With Mariota's uncanny athleticism, speed and a live arm, Seattle will do their best to try to contain the dual-threat Atlanta quarterback.

The Seahawks and the Falcons will meet this Sunday at Lumen Field during Week 3 of the 2022 season. Take a look back at photos from past games between the two teams.

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